Thomas Cook staff have told their moving stories as they descended on the Tory conference to demand financial support from the Government///REUTERS
Dozens of former employees – some wearing their old uniforms – protested outside the venue in Manchester urging ministers to “pay us now” after they did not receive their wages on Monday.
Around 9,000 staff in the UK were left jobless last week when the business failed to secure a last-ditch rescue deal.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham led calls outside the Tory conference venue in the city for the Government to give former staff their unpaid wages and redundancy packages.
He said: “Thousands of people in Greater Manchester woke up last week to the news that they didn’t have a job.
“And today they were expecting a pay cheque and of course it has not arrived.”